Visit Spain

Spain

Overview

Located on the Mediterranean Sea, with gorgeous weather and plenty of fascinating sites, Spain is the second most visited country in the world (after France).

It is a particularly popular destination during the summer months with its many beaches and resorts that cater specifically to tourists.

However, there’s more to Spain then a user-friendly climate – it is also a great European destination for those interested in culture, especially the historic cities of Seville, Granada, and Toledo.

 

Sites to See

There are many great sites to see when in Spain.  Those interested in Moorish and Gothic construction, for example, should visit the city of Toledo or the Cuesta de la Vega in Madrid.

The Magic Fountain (Font Màgica) in Barcelona, originally built for the 1888 Expo World Fair is a site not to be missed (especially at night when it’s lit up), nor is the Torre de Collserola with its incredible views of the city.


Culture

Spain has a great night life, particularly in Barcelona and Madrid where parties and clubbing abound.  

There are also numerous festivals throughout the year including the Holy Week (held in various cities throughout Spain around Easter time), Carnival (usually during February) and the Running of the Bulls (in Pamplona the first week of July).


Cuisine

Spanish cuisine is highly varied, and is influenced by the different regions.  In general, seafood is particularly popular.  Some of the better known Spanish dishes include potato omelette, paella, migas, and jamón serrano.


Casinos in Spain

There are plenty of land-based casinos available in Spain. The minimum age to enter is 18 (ID required) and the dress code is smart.  Wagers are generally in Euros, though most casinos offer currency exchange.

If you find yourself in Madrid, give the Casino Gran a try.  With its three gaming rooms, restaurant and bar, it makes for a wonderful evening of entertainment. If you’re in Barcelona, on the other hand, stop by the Gran Casino de Barcelona for some gaming fun.
 

Map of Spain

Upcoming Events Across Europe

  • Rhine in Flames, Germany

    Germany’s most famous waterway gets lit up by fireworks displays every Saturday night in May. The illuminating spectacle takes place all along various points on the Rhine River each weekend. Each town along the river celebrates with events and festivals which include music, dancing, and great food. There’s no better way to brighten up your weekend German getaway.

  • Cannes Film Festival, France

    The Super Bowl of cinema, the Cannes Film Festival is arguably Europe’s biggest event of the calendar year. Tens of thousands flock to the French Riviera to catch a glimpse of some of the world’s top actors walking the red carpet steps. Glitz and glamour rule the day as films of all genres take center stage from May 11–22.

  • Chelsea Flower Show, England

    Put on by the Royal Horticultural Society from May 24–28, be prepared to be greeted by 11 acres of the UK's finest flowers, gardens, and nursery exhibits. You’ll surely develop a passion for plants as you stroll through the vibrant, blooming event grounds.